Female victim shot in the abdomen on North Rampart Street, NOPD says

A female victim was shot in the abdomen on North Rampart Street in May, according to the New Orleans Police Department, which released surveillance video footage on Friday in the hopes someone can help identify the alleged male suspect.

The incident occurred at about 2:29 a.m. on May 27 in the 900 block of North Rampart Street following a verbal altercation between the victim and the suspect as they passed each other on the street, NOPD officials said after conducting an investigation, which is ongoing.

Police said the altercation allegedly became heated and that’s when the male suspect pulled a handgun out of his bag before shooting the female victim. Officials immediately didn’t provide details on the female victim’s condition.

After the shooting, the suspect removed a jacket from his bag and donned it while fleeing the scene, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on incident is urged to contact NOPD First District detectives at 504-658-6010. Police said anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.

New Orleans Police said they are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the alleged suspect, who can be seen in the video below.